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Cantata BWV 66
Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen

Ref.

BWV 66

German Title

Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen

English Title

Rejoice, all ye hearts (by Richard Stokes)

Event

Cantata for Easter Monday [2nd day of Easter]. Based on the Secular Cantata ‘Der Himmel dacht auf Anhalts Ruhm und Glück’ (Heaven thinks of Anhalt’s Fame and Fortune) BWV 66a, composed by Bach in 1718 to celebrate the birthday of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen
Readings: Epistle: Acts 10: 34-43; Gospel: Luke 24: 13-35

Composed

Leipzig, 1724 ? (originally 1718 as BWV 66a)
1st performance: April 10, 1724 - Leipzig
2nd performance: March 26, 1731 - Leipzig
3rd performance: April 11, 1735 ? - Leipzig

Text

Anon

German Text | NBA Text | Translations: Catalan-1 | Chinese-1 | Chinese-2 | Dutch | English-1 | English-3I | English-3P | English-10 | French-1 | French-4 | French-6 | Hebrew-1 | Indonesian | Italian-2 | Japanese-2 | Russian-1 | Spanish-2 | Spanish-3 | Spanish-7
Chorale Text: Christ ist erstanden

Scoring

Soloists: Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus
Orchestra: trumpet, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, bassoon, continuo
Mvt. 1: Chorus | Mvt. 2: Recitative | Mvt. 3: Aria | Mvt. 4: Recitative (Dialogue) & Arioso (Duet) | Mvt. 5: Aria (Duet) | Mvt. 6: Chorale

Score Vocal & Piano [2.47 MB] | Score BGA [4.37 MB]
Chorales: Mvt. 6
Capella: Mvt. 6 [cap]
Chorale Melody: Christ ist erstanden

References

BGA: XVI | NBA: I/10 | BC: A 56 | Zwang: K 64 | First Published: BG, 1868 | Autograph score (facsimile): Berlin, Staatsbibliothek

Commentaries

BCW | Crouch | AMG | Mincham | AL [Dutch] | EvH [Dutch] | Role [French] | Japanese-2 | Reyes [Spanish]

Music

Music Examples

Discussions

Week of March 10, 2002; Week of March 19, 2006; Week of July 18, 2010

Contents

Complete Recordings of BWV 66
Recordings of Individual Movements from BWV 66
Details of BWV 66a

Discussions - Part 1 (1st round)
Discussions - Part 2 (2nd round)
Discussions - Part 3 (3rd round)

Cantatas BWV 6, 66 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 22
Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
Cantatas Vol. 18 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

Discography - Part 1

Complete Recordings

1

Die Bach Kantate Vol. 29
Edition Bachakademie Vol. 21

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Altos: Gabriele Schreckenbach [CD], Hildegard Laurich [LP]; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Basses: Philippe Huttenlocher [Mvt. 1 - CD]; Wolfgang Schöne [Mvts. 1-3 - LP; Mvts. 2-3 - CD]

Hänssler

1972; Feb-Mar 1981 (Mvts. 1, 4, 5)

TT: 30:00

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany. The original LP was recorded all in 1972.
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2

Bach: Kantaten BWV 31, BWV 66 [L-4]
Bach Kantaten: BWV 106, BWV 31, BWV 66 [C-7]
Bach Made in Germany Vol. 4 -
Cantatas VII
J.S. Bach: Oster-Kantaten · Easter Cantatas BWV 4 · 31 · 66 · 134 [C-18]


 
 

Cantata BWV 66 [31:40 / 31:40]

Hans-Joachim Rotzsch

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Alto [Furcht]: Heidi Rieß; Tenor [Hoffnung]: Eberhard Büchner; Bass: Siegfried Lorenz
Armin Männel (Trumpet); Gerhard Bosse (Solo Violin)
Continuo: Siegfried Arnold (Violoncello); Heinz Morawietz (Double-bass); Almut Reuter (Organ)

Eterna 827010
Berlin Classics 0090252BC
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Leipzig Classics 0018302BC
Berlin Classics 0184112BC
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Jan/Dec 1976 [LP] or Jan, Jun 1976 [CD]

LP / TT: 54:20
CD / TT: 77:37
MP3 / TT: 77:18
CD / TT: 77:37
2-CD / TT: 105:30
MP3 / TT: 105:33

Recorded at Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Recording Producer: Heinz Wegner; Balance Engineer: Eberhard Richter; Recording Enginneers: Hartmut Kölbach, Horst Langherrich, Editing: Hildegard Mehe.
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3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk · Complete Cantatas · Les Cantates, Folge / Vol. 17 - BWV 65-68
J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas
Vol. 4 - BWV 61-78
Bach-2000
Vol. 2: Sacred Cantatas 2 - BWV 48-52, 54-69, 69a, 70-99
Bach: Cantatas / Kantaten
Vol. 20 - BWV 64-66

 
 
 

Cantata BWV 66 [31:10]

Gustav Leonhardt

Knabenchor Hannover (Chorus Master: Heinz Hennig) & Collegium Vocale Gent (Chorus Master: Philippe Herreweghe) / Leonhardt-Consort

Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken 6.35335
Teldec 8.35335 ZL & 242 571-2
Teldec 4509-91758-2
Teldec 3984-25707-2
Teldec 8573-81195-2
Warner Classics 8573-81196-5

Jun 10, 14-16, 1976

2-LP / TT: 78 min
2-CD / TT: 77:45
6-CD / TT: / 389:16
15-CD / TT: 963:00
CD / : 68:30
CD / TT: 68:30

Recorded at Doopsgezinde Kerk, Haarlem, the Netherlands (?).
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4

J.S. Bach: Oster-Oratorium [C-8]

 

Cantata BWV 66 [30:19]

Philippe Herreweghe

Collegium Vocale Gent

Alto: Kai Wessel; Tenor: James Taylor; Bass: Peter Kooy

Harmonia Mundi France

Apr 1994

CD / TT: 72:38

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5

J.S. Bach: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9
J.S. Bach: Easter Cantatas [B-1]

 

Cantata BWV 66 [26:26]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Alto: Bernhard Landauer; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 3984-27315-2 Antoine Marchand CC-72209
Antoine Marchand CC-72231

Oct 1998

3-CD / TT: 206:05
3-CD / TT: 206:05
2-CD / TT: 151:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Complete Cantatas Vol. 9 - conducted by Ton Koopman
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6

J.S. Bach: Easter Cantatas [C-6]

 

Cantata BWV 66 [29:19]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Michael Chance; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Archiv Produktion 463580

Apr 1999

CD / TT: 48:16

Recorded at St. John's, London, England.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 66 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: Cantatas BWV 6, 66 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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7

Bach Cantatas Vol. 22: Eisenach
For Easter Sunday / For Easter Monday
For Easter Monday / For Easter Tuesday

 
 

Cantata BWV 66 [28:04]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Counter-tenor: Daniel Taylor; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Stephen Varcoe

Soli Deo Gloria 128

Apr 23-24, 2000

2-CD / TT: 120:39

Live recordings from the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage at Georgenkirche, Eisenach, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 66 by J.E. Gardiner.
See: John Eliot Gardiner - Bach Cantata Pilgrimage - Vol. 22
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8

Bach Edition Vol. 21 - Cantatas Vol. 12

 
 

Cantata BWV 66 [29:53]

Pieter Jan Leusink

Holland Boys Choir / Netherlands Bach Collegium

Alto: Sytse Buwalda; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Bas Ramselaar

Brilliant Classics 99380

Jun-Jul 2000

5-CD / TT: 332:53

Recorded at St. Nicolaschurch, Elburg, Holland.
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9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Vol. 18 - Cantatas from Leipzig 1724 - BWV 66, 67, 134

 
 

Cantata BWV 66 [28:24]

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: Makoto Sakurada; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 1251

May 18-23, 2001

CD / TT: 69:43

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Cantatas Vol. 18 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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10

Internationale Bachtage In Hessen Und Thüringen - J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 4 und 66 [C-1]

Cantata BWV 66 []

Siegfried Heinrich

Marburger Konzertchor, Posener Knabenchor / Ein Barockorchester

Soprano: Jaehi Yang; Alto: Barbara Müller; Tenor: Daniel Pohnert; Bass: Volker Paulsen

Bad Hersfelder Opernfestpiele

Apr 3, 2002

CD / TT: ~ 50:00

Recorded live at St.-Albert-Kirche, Frankfurt, Germany.
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11

Sacred Music by Bach and Concertos by Bach & Telemann [C-9]

Cantata BWV 66: Recitative (Dialogue) [5:12], Aria [8:54], Chorale [0:55]

Dale Higbee

(OVPP - No Choir) / Carolina Baroque

Counter-tenor: Bradley Fugate; Tenor: Glenn Siebert

Carolina Baroque

Mar 2005

TT:

Recorded live at the Chapel of St. John's Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, USA.
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12

16º Festival Internacional de Música Colonial Brasileira e Música Antiga de Juiz de For a [C-2]

Luís Otávio Santos

Orquestra Barroca do Festival

?

Centro Cultural Pró-Música

2005

CD / TT:

 

13

Cantatas 66, 6 & Motet #6 [C-8]

 

Cantata BWV 66 []

Ralph Nelson

Bach Cantata Choir, Portland, Oregon

Vocal soloists: unknown

Bach Cantata Choir 10

Apr 27, 2008

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon, USA.
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14

J.S. Bach: Kantate BWV 66 "Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen" [C-46]
Bachkantaten N°10 (BWV 66, 84, 111)

 
 

Cantata BWV 66 []

Conductor: Rudolf Lutz
Reflection lecture: Gottfried Schatz

Vokalensemble der Schola Seconda Pratica / Schola Seconda Pratica

Soloists: Alto: Alex Potter; Tenor: Julius Pfeifer; Bass: Dominik Wörner
Choir: Soprano: Susanne Frei, Guro Hjemli, Jennifer Rudin, Noëmi Sohn, Alexa Vogel; Alto: Jan Börner, Antonia Frey, Olivia Heiniger, katharina Jud, Lea Scherer; Tenor: Marcel Fässler, Manuel Gerber, Raphael Höhn, Nicolas Savoy; Bass: Fabrice Hayoz, Jean-Christophe Groffe, Manuel Walser, William Wood
Orchestra: Violin: Renate Steinmann, Martin Korrodi, Christine Baumann, Sabine Hochstrasser, Yuko Ishikawa, Ildiko Sajgo; Viola: Susanna Hefti, Martina Bischof; Violoncello: Maya Amrein, Martin Zeller; Violone: Iris Finkbeiner; Bassoon: Susann Landert; Trumpet: Patrick Henrichs; Oboe: Katharina Arfken, Dominik Melicharek; Organ: Norbert Zeilberger

Gallus Media A864
Gallus Media 173
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Apr 29, 2011

DVD / TT:
CD / TT:
MP3 / TT: 58:50

Recorded live at Evangelische Kirche, Trogen, Switzerland.
The DVD (in German, no subtitles) includes a film recording of the complete cantata, introductory workshop, reflection lecture of the speaker and a film portrait of the J.S. Bach Foundation.
Recording and production: Sound engineer: Stefan Ritzenthaler, Johannes Widmer; Producer: Meinrad Keel; Production: GALLUS MEDIA AG, Switzerland; DVD format: PAL.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (March 2002 - June 2014)
Thanks to contributors: Dan Dews (March 2014), Matthias Hansen (August 2006, June 2013), Frits V. Herbold (February 2012), Ed Myskowski (March 2006), Thomas Shepherd (April 2007), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001)

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